Toronto Ultra overpower the Minnesota ROKKR to eliminate them from Major III
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Toronto Ultra overpower the Minnesota ROKKR to eliminate them from Major III

The Ultra continue their run through the loser's bracket

After winning every one of their matches during the Major III qualifiers, the Minnesota ROKKR have gone home in eighth place today at CDL Major III. Their first loss came at the hands of the LA Thieves in the winner’s bracket, with a solid rebound in the loser’s bracket yesterday by sweeping the Boston Breach. The next day brought the Toronto Ultra, who cleanly swept through Minnesota, not letting them pull off a reverse sweep this time. Maybe it was the home crowd advantage or Toronto was finally fed up with letting the ROKKR get the best of them; either way, the Ultra are now in the top six and have earned the right to fight for a chance to make it to Sunday. Minnesota, on the other hand, heads home from Major III with only $10,000 after their dominant qualifier stage.

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Minnesota falls to Toronto Ultra

The entire series between Toronto and Minnesota was close, with only a couple of rounds and points separating the two teams throughout the series. The difference was Toronto’s ability to not let Minnesota overtake them at the end of matches, which they proved on the first map, Bocage Hardpoint. While both teams were slaying effectively and getting time in the hill, it was the Ultra who pulled away at the very end to take the map 217-212. Preston “Priestahh” Grenier of the ROKKR certainly struggled here, finishing with only a .68 KD.

The next two maps on Tuscan Search and Destroy and Berlin Control were also close. Both teams were neck and neck, ending up at 4 rounds apiece before the Ultra won two straight rounds to take the map. During Control on Berlin, Toronto nearly choked a 2-0 round lead but once again clutched up for the home crowd. Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan was the MVP for Toronto in the series, posting a 1.22 KD overall and dominating both the S&D and Control maps.

Toronto is now in the top six and will face the winner of OpTic Texas vs. Florida/Seattle later today, with the winner of that match making the top four to play on Sunday.

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